Fibromyalgia Specialist

Individuals diagnosed with fibromyalgia often experience chronic pain migrating throughout the body. Dr. Francis C. Corrigan and the pain management professionals at Solas Health Center, with offices in Pinehurst, Cary, and Fayetteville, North Carolina, will conduct an extensive evaluation and review of your symptoms before designing a treatment plan to relieve your symptoms and help you regain a positive outlook for the future.

Fibromyalgia Q&A

What’s fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes widespread discomfort in the fibers and muscles of the body. Often described as a constant ache, the pain from fibromyalgia typically moves randomly throughout the body and may occur in several areas at once. The discomfort associated with fibromyalgia sometimes starts after you’ve suffered physical trauma in an accident but can develop gradually over time with no readily apparent cause.

Beyond the pain, patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia often experience a host of other symptoms associated with this debilitating condition, which may include:

  • Poor sleep patterns
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Morning stiffness
  • Lack of desire to accomplish daily routines
  • Chronic headaches
  • Mood disturbance, including depression
  • Hypersensitivity to cold or heat
  • Dry eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Tingling sensation with numbness in the hands and feet
  • Difficulty concentrating, often referred to as “fibro fog”

How’s fibromyalgia diagnosed?

Physicians rely heavily on certain physical manifestations to help diagnose fibromyalgia, such as pain persisting for 3 months or more, occurring on both the right and left sides of the body, and above and below the waist. Because many conditions have the same symptoms as fibromyalgia, doctors typically rule out other medical issues before settling on a diagnosis. For instance, diabetes, thyroid disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, Lyme disease, and numerous other easily diagnosed conditions include widespread pain, chronic fatigue, disturbed sleep, and other symptoms often associated with fibromyalgia.

How’s the condition treated?

Due to their extensive experience in treating chronic pain and the conditions causing it, the medical providers at Solas Health perform a very thorough physical examination and diagnostic assessments for patients presenting with fibromyalgia symptoms. They’ve found that a thorough evaluation often leads to identifying other conditions which respond very effectively to pain management with medication, interventional pain management, rehabilitation, and alternative therapies such as acupuncture. Stop suffering from fibromyalgia, call or schedule an appointment online at Solas Health.

Insurance

Solas Health is in network with most insurance plans and we file most insurance claims electronically. Here is a partial list of insurance plans we are in network with:

Aetna
America's 1st Choice
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
CoreSource
Coventry
First Carolina Care
Humana
Medcost
Physicians Mutual
Tricare
UMR
United Healthcare
Universal Healthcare
Workers Compensation
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